Virtues and Vices of Kantian Constructivism

Studi Kantiani 33:169-177 (2020)
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Abstract

What metaethical position Kant is committed to remains a controversial issue. I discuss three recently published books in which Kant is viewed as an opponent to moral realism and located more or less in the constructivist camp. Although the motivations to classify Kant as a moral constructivist are partly understandable, I argue that constructivist interpretations of Kant’s moral philosophy cause serious theoretical difficulties and, for that reason, should be refrained from.

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Achim Vesper
Goethe University Frankfurt

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